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WVU wants ten groups to participate in a fall-prevention study

Local - 10/11/2013 8:14 AM by Nadine Grimley
MORGANTOWN - West Virginia University is looking for faith-based groups in three Southern counties to participate in a physical activity program.

The WVU Department of Orthopedics wants ten groups in McDowell, Mercer, and Wyoming Counties for the second phase of a study on reducing falls.  The physical activity program aims at improving balance and reducing falls in older adults by using gentle and self-paced exercises.

The program can improve quality of life, muscle strength, sleep, flexibility, and balance.  It hoped to enroll 240 men and women in the 16-week class.

Participants must be older than 65.

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